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Carl Ghattas Appointed FBI Counterterrorism Division Lead

fbi headquartersCarl Ghattas, formerly a deputy assistant director in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters, has been named counterterrorism division lead at FBI’s Washington office.

Ghattas served as chief of the strategic operations section in August 2011 after working to help realign the counterterrorism division’s structure and functions at the FBI headquarters, the FBI said Thursday.

He joined the agency in July 1997 as a special agent and was assigned to the extraterritorial investigations squad at the Washington Field Office.

Ghattas became chief of that unit within the counterterrorism division in July 2007 before taking the role as FBI’s terrorism operations program manager in the U.S.

He also worked to manage FBI’s Iraq and Afghanistan operations in 2008 before returning to the Washington Field Office in 2010 to assist in terrorism cases in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as domestic cases in D.C. and Northern Virginia.

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